On this Day
Tuesday, June 7th
The 158th day of 2005
There are 207 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 7, 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome. (Go to article.)
On June 7, 1909, Jessica Tandy, the American stage and film actress, was born. Following her death on Sept. 11, 1994, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 7, 1873, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about a controversial Congressional pay raise. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times
The following via Iraq War Today
Today in History
1654 - Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Kentucky.
1775 - The United Colonies change their name to the United States.
1776 - Richard Lee (VA) moves that the Declaration of Independence be adopted by the Continental Congress
1863 - French troops capture Mexico City.
1864 - Abe Lincoln is renominated for President by the Republican party.
1912 - The U.S. Army tests the first plane-mounted machine gun.
1938 - The Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat is first flown by Eddie Allen.
1939 - George VI and Elizabeth become the first British King and Queen to visit the U.S.
1942 - The USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island.
1955 - Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first U.S. President to appear on color TV.
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes the X-15 to 31,580 meters.
1965 - Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits of Earth.
1967 - Israel captures East Jerusalem's Wailing Wall.
1968 - Sirhan Sirhan indicted for the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.
1971 - The Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes the first transfer to the orbiting Salyut.
1981 - Israel destroys an alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility.
1982 - President Ronald Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth.
1770 - Earl of Liverpool, British PM
1896 - Robert Mulliken, chemist / physicist, Nobel Prize winner
1909 - Peter Rodino (Rep-NJ), chaired Watergate congressional council
1329 - Robert the Bruce, leader of the Scots
1631 - Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India - the Taj Mahal was built for her
1862 - William Mumford, first American citizen hanged for treason
Reported Missing in Action
Greer, Robert L., USMC (CA); disappeared in Da Nang while off duty - remains identified in 1991 Schreckengost, Fred T. USMC (OH); disappeared in Da Nang while off duty - remains identified March, 1991
Franco, Charles Stephen, USAF (NY); A1E crashed, remains recovered January, 1967
Jacobs, John Charles, USAF (IN); A1E crashed, remains recovered January, 1967
Sandner, Robert Louis, USAF (FL); A1E crashed, remains recovered April, 1995 - ID'd March, 1996
Owens, Joy L., USAF (WA); RF4C shot down
Sale, Harold R., USAF (SC); R4FC shot down
Spencer, Dean C. III, US Army (WV); KIA, body not recovered
Alloway, Clyde Douglas, USAF (NH); AC119K crashed, KIA, body not recovered
Wilbrecht, Kurt Michael; USMC (MN); F4B crashed, KIA, body not recovered